Better Decision-Making For Businesses with New Sage Intelligence Tools

Jul 24 2013

On July 22nd, 2013 Sage North America announced the launch of two new business intelligence (BI) tools, providing Sage ERP users with integrated solutions that are intuitive and simple to use. Sage Enterprise Intelligence for Sage ERP X3 and Sage Intelligence Reporting Bundle for Sage 100 ERP, Sage 300 ERP, and Sage 500 ERP join Sage Inventory Advisor (announced in June 2013) to empower small to medium-sized companies to make informed, confident decisions that will help grow their businesses. Sage Inventory Advisor is currently available, while Sage Enterprise Intelligence and Sage Intelligence Reporting Bundle will be available in the fourth quarter of 2013. All three solutions will be previewed at Sage Summit 2013 in Washington, D.C., July 21 – July 26.

“To stay competitive, businesses need ways to increase sales and improve efficiency and profitability. Better, more concise insight into their operations can help inform business leaders with meaningful information to make confident decisions for long-term success,” said Joe Langner, executive vice president and general manager of mid-market solutions, Sage North America. “Our intelligence tools enable businesses to make faster, more accurate course corrections, unveil new opportunities and adapt to the changing market and business landscape with ease and proficiency.”

Sage Enterprise Intelligence

The tight and secure integration of Sage Enterprise Intelligence with Sage ERP X3 ensures data integrity and the reliability of critical business information. Through a partnership with Tangerine Software, Sage Enterprise Intelligence provides business users with extensive self-service BI capabilities in an intuitive web interface. It can be used out of the box in all areas of business, for budget management and control, sales analysis, inventory control and analysis, quality control (purchasing, production, customer service) or productivity analysis. It is designed for business users who value simplicity, elegant graphical analytics and a variety of options to share views in web portals or mobile devices.

“Our agreement with Sage recognizes the customer experience that makes Sage Enterprise Intelligence so unique with a true self-service BI solution that any business user can easily access and use,” states Greg Brown, president of Tangerine Software. “It will bring the full power of BI, mobility and big data processing to Sage mid-market customers. We look forward to working closely with Sage to accelerate innovation for Sage customers, in North America as well as globally.”

Sage Enterprise Intelligence goes beyond spreadsheets and report writers to provide an intuitive, unified view of integrated data from various sources. It enables every business user, executive and manager to create a view of data that is meaningful to their role and to analyze data with complete drill down, drill through and slice and dice analytics that simplify the view and use of business intelligence.

Sage Intelligence Reporting Bundle

Available for Sage 100 ERP, Sage 300 ERP and Sage 500 ERP, the Sage Intelligence Reporting Bundle empowers companies to quickly and easily obtain the information required to improve their operations and reporting across the entire business. With the Bundle, companies can experience more efficiency when designing, preparing and running reports. Its common Microsoft Excel interface makes the solution easy to use.

Sage Intelligence is the more natural and more cost-effective option for Sage ERP users to manipulate real-time ERP data, with the convenience of a familiar, Excel-based interface to quickly slice and dice financial data, analyze risks, adjust forecasts and deliver up-to-the-minute reports using the templates provided. Businesses can connect almost any database for their reporting needs to achieve consolidated and automated reporting.

Included with the Sage Intelligence Reporting Bundle for Sage 100 and 300 ERP is a profitability dashboard that enables businesses to easily identify the profitability of customers, products and salespersons based on weekly, monthly, quarterly or annual segments. This allows them to better manage costs and develop marketing strategies accordingly.

With the profitability dashboard, companies can:

  • Meet customer demand by identifying and focusing on high volume products.
  • Quickly identify top performing salespeople.
  • Make quicker decisions using information from their Sage ERP system.

The Bundle also includes unlimited licenses for report manager, report designer, viewers (to drill down into reports), and connectors (to consolidate reports from any Sage or non-Sage database).

Sage Inventory Advisor

Sage Inventory Advisor, an affordable cloud solution that integrates with Sage ERP systems to provide companies with a daily diagnostic of inventory, reduce time spent on forecasts, and resolve the optimal investment required to achieve target fill. As a cloud-based subscription service, Sage Inventory Advisor is fast to implement and accessible in a web browser and on mobile devices. With powerful forecasting and planning capabilities, Sage Inventory Advisor is currently available for those businesses running Sage 100 ERP, Sage 300 ERP, Sage 500 ERP and Sage ERP X3.

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